Opportunities For English Majors
According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, “what sets two equally qualified job candidates apart can be as simple as who has the better communication skills.” English majors learn how to write, analyze material and communicate effectively. When not in the classroom, our University, and the Department of English, Writing and Modern Languages, afford you the chance to practice these skills outside the classroom.
As an English major, you can combine your degree with a related minor, double major, or a pre-professional program; or transition directly into our MAEd program. Our English students can also choose to earn their CA credential while they earn their undergraduate degree.
Concordia University offers many opportunities for you to become involved with on-campus events, clubs, and organizations. In addition, our English students have the opportunity to contribute to our student newspaper, yearbook, and Concordia’s Literary and Art Journal.
Notable English Majors
What can English majors do? The first things that come to mind are teaching, graduate school and writing, but because English majors have learned how to write, analyze material and communicate effectively they work in many different fields. Below are just some of many well-known English majors.
- Jodie Foster
- Matt Damon
- Susan Sarandon
- Diane Sawyer
- Russell Baker
- Bob Woodward
- Chris Isaak
- Paul Simon
Students who major in Humanities or English master the art of communication and language. In what has been dubbed by many as the communication age, such mastery opens doors in a broad range of careers - everything from education to business and from law to writing. Some of the most common careers include the following:
- Copy Editor
- Public Relations
- Script Writer